The River and The Road w/ Guests at the Biltmore Cabaret, May 30th (Free Tickets!)

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Imagine folk, bluegrass, and indie-rock stayed up all night having a dance party. The River and The Road manage to combine beautiful, haunting lyrics with strong harmonies, heavy percussion breakdowns, and dynamic arrangements to create a unique sound that will have you hooked. With tenacity, heart, and above all else, a gripping live performance, the band has no plans of slowing down.

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The River and The Road w/ Guests at the Biltmore Cabaret, May 30th (Free Tickets!)

Rhiannon Giddens w/ Guests at the Rio Theatre, May 21st (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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It was toward the end of the T Bone Burnett–curated September 2013 Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall—a celebration of the early ’60s folk revival that had inspired the Joel and Ethan Coen film Inside Llewyn Davis—when singer Rhiannon Giddens indisputably stole the show. Performing Odetta’s “Water Boy” with, as the New York Times put it, “the fervor of a spiritual, the yips of a folk holler, and the sultry insinuation of the blues,” Giddens brought the star-studded audience to its feet. She was the talk of the lobby during intermission as those attendees unfamiliar with her Grammy Award–winning work as a member of African-American folk interpreters Carolina Chocolate Drops wondered who exactly Rhiannon Giddens was, with her elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit.

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Rhiannon Giddens w/ Guests at the Rio Theatre, May 21st (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

How to Have a House Party in Vancouver

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 By Amy Watkins for Inside Vancouver

If you want to have a house party in Vancouver but you don’t actually have a house to hold one in, check out these karaoke joints, supper clubs and cozy bars that have a homely vibe. Just add friends and you’ve got yourself some instant house party fun…
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How to Have a House Party in Vancouver

Vancouverites, Get Ready to Glow in the Dark with Dragons from Taiwan During LunarFest, Feb. 20-22

photo: lunarfest.org

photo: lunarfest.org

Dragons have been showcased in many cultural traditions. From the dragons in the Ethiopia of Greek mythology, to the European Red Dragon of Wales, to the Thunder Dragon of Bhutan and Pakhangba, to the mythical hybrid dragon, Manipur. There are countless stories and tales from around the world that feature this mythical creature.

In China, dragons are associated with power, strength and prosperity and are also believed to have control over the weather. As a symbol of the Imperial Family, dragons were often-times incorporated into the architecture of the palaces and were embroidered into the clothing of the Emperor.

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Vancouverites, Get Ready to Glow in the Dark with Dragons from Taiwan During LunarFest, Feb. 20-22

Leisure Cruise w/ Guests at the Media Club, Mar. 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Every dark cloud has a silver lining. On November 1, 2012, Lower Manhattan was powerless. Red Hook was submerged. And Williamsburg—though spared most of the trauma of Hurricane Sandy—was shaken nonetheless. Felled trees and utility poles littered the sidewalks; normally harried Brooklynites, unable to get to work or anywhere else, wandered Bedford Avenue in a daze.

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Leisure Cruise w/ Guests at the Media Club, Mar. 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)